Six Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) this summer.
The Governor’s Honors Program is a four-week summer instructional program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia for gifted and talented high school sophomores and juniors. This year’s session runs from June 19 through July 16.
GHP finalists were nominated by their teachers for a specific instructional area matching their abilities, aptitudes and interests. In addition to submitting endorsements and grade transcripts, the nominees were required to participate in a statewide screening interview or audition depending on their desired major.
Major instructional areas are agricultural science, communicative arts, dance, engineering, mathematics, music, science, social studies, theatre, visual arts and world languages.
The six NCSS Governor’s Honors finalists and their intended majors are:
Antoine Manning. AlcovyHigh School, Visual Arts;
Kate Fowler, Eastside High School, World Languages-Latin;
Doster Harper, Eastside High School and Newton College and Career Academy, Agricultural Science;
Brigit Joyce, Eastside High School, World Languages-Latin;
Wesley Rains, Eastside High School, Music Brass-French Horn; and
Madison Wells, Eastside High School, Communicative Arts
“The competition to be selected as a Governor’s Honors Program finalist is very rigorous and we are excited to have six exceptional representatives from our school system,” said Shannon Buff, NCSS Director of Secondary Education. “The Governor’s Honors Summer Program offers students the unique opportunity to study their disciplines more closely with other finalists from around the state. Congratulations to each of our finalists; I know their parents and teachers are very proud!”